Gemma Ryder | Accredited Counsellor | Maidstone | NCPS

Gemma Ryder

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-07992

Location: Maidstone

Gemma Ryder, Dip. Couns., MNCPS Acc., Qualified and NCPS accredited counsellor, Transactional Analysis practitioner and trauma-focused therapist, specialising in vision impairment, sight loss and disability. Lead counsellor at Kent Association for the Blind.

I provide counselling and psychotherapy, using Transactional Analysis, including trauma-focused therapy. I work with individual clients and groups.

I am lead counsellor at Kent Association for the Blind. Our holistic service supports vision impaired clients with a range of issues, including recent sight loss.

In addition to specialist experience working with vision impaired and disabled clients, I also have significant experience in working with domestic violence and childhood abuse which has lead me to practice in a trauma informed way.

Since training as a counsellor over 25 years ago, my work and continuous, ongoing trainings have been focussed on psychotherapy, disability and supporting trauma survivors.

I also bring my experience as a doula, supporting new parents for 13 years, and was the founder of Blind Parents UK, supporting visually impaired mothers nationwide.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma (level 7) in Integrative Psychotherapy

    Advanced Diploma (level 6) in Transactional Analysis Counselling

    Cert. Trauma-focused Therapy

    Cert. Autogenic Training 2.0

    Cert. Working with People with Personality Disorders

    Cert. Working with Gender Diversity

    Cert. TBR 3-step Rewind

    Cert. Person-centred Counselling

    PG Dip. Disability Studies
  • What I can help with
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Disability
    • Trauma
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